Taiwanese actress Sonia Sui sued by neighbours for allowing her kids be too noisy

Sonia Sui, 42, was recently slammed by her neighbours over her inability to keep her kids quiet during sleeping hours. Photos: Sonia Sui/Facebook

Taiwanese actress Sonia Sui was recently sued by her neighbours living below her apartment unit in Taipei for allowing her children to be noisy in the early morning and late night, Mirror Media reported on Tuesday (Feb 7).

Sui and her businessman husband Tony Hsieh share three children – Max, seven, Lucy, six and Olie, four. The family, along with their housekeeper and caregiver, moved into the apartment unit in July 2022.

Speaking to Taiwanese media, the neighbours – who identified themselves as Mr and Mrs A – claimed that Sui's children had been making lots of noise by running around and playing the piano late at night and at 6am.

"We have been tolerating it for half a year now and have repeatedly spoken to them (Sui and her husband) about it," the neighbours explained, adding that they even called the police twice to solve the issue but to no avail.

"Since communication was ineffective, we had no choice but to file a civil suit," Mr A said.

He also lamented that the disturbance left him and his wife so restless to the point they had to consult a psychiatrist and take sleeping pills to get a good night's rest.

According to Mirror Media, Mrs A once reached out to Sui to voice her concerns. However, the 42-year-old allegedly shrugged it off saying, "Children at this age are very hard to control. Why don't you guys wake up earlier instead?"

Hours after the report was published, Sui made a lengthy post on Facebook where she addressed the allegations made by her neighbours.

In her post, the actress shared that she had already installed a 30cm sponge to the floor to reduce the trampling noises made by her children.

However, she claimed that Mrs A was not satisfied and kept insisting she make changes to her apartment unit.

"She would constantly ring our doorbell during normal hours and yell at my children to keep quiet. She keeps complaining every time we open the door which is why I don't answer it anymore," Sui elaborated.

A photo of Sonia Sui with her husband and children.A photo of Sonia Sui with her husband and children.

The Black & White star went on to explain that she does not hold parties in her home and that her children do not make any noise after 9pm as they would already be in bed by 8.30pm.

She also refuted her neighbours' claim that she and her family deliberately refused to answer the door in January when police went to their apartment unit.

"We were not at home at the time as we were spending Chinese New Year in Hualian," she shared.

However, Mr and Mrs A rubbished Sui's claims in a statement sent to Mirror Media on Wednesday (Feb 8).

In their statement, they pointed out that Sui was still in town on Jan 18 attending the premiere of her film, Scamsgiving, in Taipei.

Sui's manager has since told Taiwanese media that the actress will not be responding to further allegations as the matter is currently being solved through legal channels.

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